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Hear The Real-Life Story of Venezuelan Asylum Seeker
Wednesday August 12 @ 8:30 PM ET
Join us on Wednesday, August 12th on Zoom! The Atlas Society's Student Programs is hosting an evening with Andrés Guilarte from The Fund for American Studies (TFAS). He is a political activist for the freedom of Venezuela.Andrés had to leave his life in Venezuela, after an oppressive regime crippled the economy, caused widespread starvation, blanketed the nation in blackouts, and silenced and jailed those who dared to speak out and criticize the government.Through a storied presentation, Andres will share his eyewitness perspectives of how a country with so much wealth and promise completely collapsed. The second half of the event will be a Q&A. Register for the event HERE.
Preguntale a la Sociedad de Atlas con Rodrigo Hernandez Mijares - En Español!
Wednesday August 12 @ 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET
Join us on August 12 @ 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET for an episode of Ask The Atlas Society with Rodrigo Hernandez Mijares - in Spanish! Rodrigo Hernandez Mijares is executive director at Northwestern Economics Research Center (CIEN), an economic think tank at CETYS University based in Mexicali, Mexico, and he serves as the coordinator and chapter director for the Mexicali chapter of AIER´s The Bastiat Society Program. He is also currently working on a...
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Come praise Apollo bright,Who prickled a thick brow,Briefly as lambent light:
Sufficient though to causeA remorseless shufflingAcross dry plains to pause;
Instinctual eyesLift from predator, prey,To puzzle at vacant skies;
Behind a brutish face,UnfathomableComplexity to take place.
I published this poem in 2008 in my first collection, Touched by Its Rays (The Atlas Society: Washington, DC: 2008). It is brief, but it expresses a puzzlement I felt.
I was editor of a quarterly journal of neuroscience, Cerebrum: The Dana Forum on Brain Science, and working hard to make the ideas and writing of some of the world’s foremost brain scientists accessible and exciting to lay readers—without distortions or simplifications that would outrage the scientists themselves. One of the powerful and compelling fields of neuroscience, today, is evolutionary biology, including evolutionary psychology. They ask how the forces of Darwinian natural selection, relentlessly testing every characteristic of every species by the standard of conduciveness to successful reproducing, shaped the biology and psychology of human beings.
The fundamental principle of evolutionary biology is that every aspect of our biology, including our brain, and every function, including our psychology, is an outcome of evolutionary selection. If a trait exists, then presumably it promotes our reproduction as a species; all that is left is to explain is how it does so. If a species of bird (Clark’s nutcracker) has...
Read Article : Ayn Rand and the ‘Missing Link’: Does Objectivism Have a Rendezvous with Evolution?